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Landside | Airside

Why Airports Are the Way They Are

Authors: Marquez, Victor

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  • Breaks new ground by identifying the Landside–Airside boundary as the single most important feature that shapes an airport
  • Distinctive for using a Science and Technology Studies’ toolbox as a way to understand the airport’s historical and technological change
  • Offers fascinating insights, first-hand encounters and privileged access to primary sources.
  • Written in an engaging manner, providing anecdote, irony, political position, critique and humor, adding to the readability of the text
  • Organized in a clear chronological sequence, helping the reader to situate and span between the very basic concepts of airfields at the turn of the 20th Century, to the super complex airports of today
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About this book

Why do we love and hate airports at the same time? Have you been a victim of tiresome walks, congestion, long lines, invasive pat-downs, eternal delays and so on? Perhaps no other technological system has been challenged by continuously changing paradigms like airports. Think a minute on rail stations; think of how successful are the rail networks of the world in connecting nations, with just minimum security measures. Why aviation and airports are so radically different in this regard?
In order to answer those questions the author embarks on a thorough revision of airport history and airport planning that in the end builds up a new theory about how airports are formed from the outset. Within its journey from the early airfield to the newest hubs of today, Dr. Marquez identifies for the first time the Landside–Airside boundary as the single most important feature that shapes an airport. In this sense, his finding challenges the “historical linearity” that, until today, used to explain a century of airports.
From both an analytical and theoretical S&TS stance, Dr. Marquez assures that it is only when airports needed to be fully reinvented (LaGuardia, Dulles and Tampa) when they become transparent and we may be able to understand their lack of technological stability.

About the authors

Dr. Victor Marquez is a researcher and designer with experience in more than ten airport master plans in the North American region. He earned his PhD and MA in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University and his M Arch from University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Fulbright and Sage scholar, a Ted Talk lecturer, a contributor for The Futurist, an advisor of Discovery Channel and in 2016, finalist for the National Prize for Exact Sciences in Mexico.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Marquez, Victor

  • “The Romantic Borderline”: From Fences to the Skywalk—Landside–Airside Space in an Early American Airport; New York LaGuardia Terminal 1933–1939

    Pages 21-69

    Marquez, Victor

  • “Reinventing the Airport?”: Annex 14, Dulles Airport’s “Mobile Lounge” and Other Jet-Age Paradigms, 1946–1962

    Pages 71-124

    Marquez, Victor

  • “The Landside Airside Concept”: Breaking to Reconnect—The “People Mover” at Tampa International Airport, 1962–1971

    Pages 125-174

    Marquez, Victor

  • “Are Landside–Airside Boundaries Cultural Mirrors?”: Reinventions, Innovations and Society

    Pages 175-202

    Marquez, Victor

Buy this book

eBook £47.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3362-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3361-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landside | Airside
Book Subtitle
Why Airports Are the Way They Are
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3362-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3362-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3361-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 286
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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